Once upon a time Michelle Malone, Phil Skipper, Billy Pitts, Jonny Daly and Joey Huffman were in a band called Michelle Malone and Drag The River. They were signed to Arista records, and their single, Big Black Bag, started climbing the Billboard hot 100 charts. The band went from the van to the bus, and toured for several years from ATL to LA, NYC to Miami with some other famous rock bands like ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, and the Skynard folks, until they decided to disband in 1992. Since then, each has continued to tour and record with other projects including Keith Richards, Georgia Satellites, Hank Williams Jr, Sugar Land’s Kristian Bush, Tinsley Ellis, Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’ and others. Now, with the addition of Doug Kees on guitar, the band is back to make more music and sounding better than ever!
James Hall Trio
Shot out from the heady 80’s 90’s and Oughts, rocker Hall has seen and done it all. Never one to beg to be loved, his music still casts spells of adoration from the snarkiest of critics. His acoustic trio with Jaz and Bruce moves across ’70s trucker soul, to pre-war blues and exquisite electro folk. With the release of “Calling Out the Corners”, Hall & company move further into ’60s pop folk through Warhol’s cracked lens, and dark seductive rock from the Thatcher years. Both artist and consummate performer, Hall is not to be missed.